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Check Zoning Laws Before Starting Your Own

A meeting about science and technology parks might not sound exciting to you, but you should check out what it inspired for Bora Zivkovic at A Blog Around the Clock. Bora, who's based in North Carolina's Research Triangle area, says the conference was something of an eye-opener for him about how much of an effect these parks have and what future models might look like. He also reflects on the local Research Triangle Park, and how it allowed North Carolina to keep highly educated people in the state, lure high-tech companies, and encourage cross-university collaborations. "As a result, science in the state boomed. Instead of isolated nodes, there was now a network," he writes.

The Scan

NFTs for Genome Sharing

Nature News writes that non-fungible tokens could be a way for people to profit from sharing genomic data.

Wastewater Warning System

Time magazine writes that cities and college campuses are monitoring sewage for SARS-CoV-2, an approach officials hope lasts beyond COVID-19.

Networks to Boost Surveillance

Scientific American writes that new organizations and networks aim to improve the ability of developing countries to conduct SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance.

Genome Biology Papers on Gastric Cancer Epimutations, BUTTERFLY, GUNC Tool

In Genome Biology this week: recurrent epigenetic mutations in gastric cancer, correction tool for unique molecular identifier-based assays, and more.